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New Hero Search James C. Capen - May. 10, 1928 (12730)

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Resided: WY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 10, 1928
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 47 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: U.S. Bureau of Prohibition
WY   USA
Dept. Type: Federal/Police
Hero's Rank: Federal Prohibition Agent
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: WY   USA   Thu. May. 10, 1928
Summary: Federal Prohibition Agent James Capen was shot and killed as he and another officer raided a still near Cumberland, Wyoming. The suspect was granted to permission to retrieve his hat and coat but returned from his house with a rifle and shot Agent Capen in the abdomen.

The other agent returned fire, striking the suspect six times. The agent then took Agent Capen and the suspect to a hospital where they both died.

He was survived by his wife and five children.

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